Julia Gillard: In Conversation

Last night I attended Julia Gillard in Conversation, a WORD Christchurch event, in a packed Charles Luney auditorium, St Margaret’s College. The conversation between the former Australian Prime Minister and Press editor Joanna Norris was based on Gillard’s book, My Story. The talk was very insightful – not only about the difficulties of being a…
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Volunteering for community duty

The closest Nigel used to get to a real fire was a training exercise at Christchurch City Council. That all changed in 2003 when the library’s technical project manager joined the Diamond Harbour Volunteer Fire Brigade. In this interview he shares some of the challenges and rewards of his time with the crew. What motivated…
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Budgeting tips

Top 10 budgeting tips Some great resources to help you save money and manage your budget. 1. Join the library A library card gives you access to free resources. Libraries also offer free computer and internet access, free or low-cost learning programmes and events in our libraries. 2. Set yourself a budget Explore the Sorted…
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